When the Chicago Bulls defeated the Miami Heat 96-89 on Jan. 4, the team played with purpose and did a good job of executing its game plan. However, that would not be the case when the two clubs faced each other on Feb 21.
After playing the Heat to a 22-22 tie in the first quarter, the Bulls were unable to keep up with the Heat the rest of the way and fell 86-67 before a disappointed crowd at the United Center.
Although the Bulls had a slim 39-36 advantage on the glass, 27 turnovers and shooting only 37 percent shooting from the field, ultimately led to one of the team‘s ugliest performances of the season.
With the loss, the Bulls dropped to 31-23 on the season, while the Heat improved to 38-14, including nine straight wins.